How are you? (What to say that isn’t blah.)

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“How are you?” Odds are you have asked and been asked that question more than once already today. And I’m betting that most of the answers you heard or gave were either “fine” or “good,” followed by the reciprocal reply, “And you?” Rinse and repeat for another round of “fine” or “good” answers, with an… Read more »

Benchmarks are better than resolutions, and get better results.

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Just days after New Year’s, my daughter and I were talking about making and breaking resolutions. She said hers would be easy to keep. She wanted to cook-in more. Kelsey is in her last semester of graduate school and races between school, internship, work and the gym, eating or munching on the run, or standing… Read more »

Tautology: When Twice is Once Too Much

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You know how it is when you learn a new word and then it pops up all over? That hasn’t happened yet–not exactly, anyway—but I’m more nervous about writing this email blast than any other. The word is tautology, and while I have not heard or read it since first learning what it is, I… Read more »